Friday, June 15, 2007

Dominant Image

Photo is courtesy of "JayredS" who published it on Flickr with the following caption:
I designed this poster in Photoshop during my 10th grade World History class as a project on the Holocaust. The assignment was to create a poster that portrayed your feelings about the events of the Holocaust.
The Jewish star in the middle was created entirely from scratch. I chose it as my dominant image because of its easily recognizable appearance and its central dominance as marking the Jewish people during the Holocaust. The significance of the numbers 6 and 13 are 6m Jews killed and 13m total.

IMHO JayredS is right - the most dominant image of the Holocaust is the yellow Star of David.

I just finished writing the first draft of my new book, "Yellow Badge Album", which contains dozens of art works that "mention" Yellow Badges, and the above work is one of them. JayredS sent me a new version of this work with the following caption:

Remembrance. To never forget what happened to the generation of Jews who suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany is an important goal of today's generation of youth. In an effort to inspire others "to never forget", I designed this poster for a World History course in 2006. While I have no direct connection to the Holocaust, it is my utmost belief that every Jew around the world today is connected and should never forget that.

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